Tourism board suggests 'whale-watching boat tours'
Travellers planning to take an adventure holiday to Iceland should begin in the capital, according to the tourism board.
Sigga Groa, the UK and Ireland area manager for Visit Iceland, noted that the capital city was known as the gateway to Iceland and offered many day trips outside of the city.
Official statistics from the tourist board found that the number of British visitors in February rose by 15 per cent year-on-year.
"Visitors can go on whale-watching boat tours, super jeep tours … glacier walks, horse riding through lava fields, snorkelling and … experience the many natural spectacles of Iceland such as the Gulfoss waterfall," Ms Groa said.
"Of course, a visit to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, which is about 40 minutes outside of Reykjavik, cannot be missed."
The Icelandic tourism body's figures for January show a five per cent rise in British visitors from 2010 to 2011.